Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Mishmash - Random Letters

Dear Chocolate Gallery in Downtown Bryan:

I approve of your frosting-to-cupcake ratio.  Next time I might skip your delicious gelato and buy one of these:
Now THAT'S a properly-frosted cupcake!!

P.S.  Diet blog?  What diet blog??

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Dear Me:  You may not start on another knitting project until you finish two out of the three current ones.  No matter how cute the newest one is (why are tiny things so darn cute?  applies to puppies, kittens, babies - and knitted things).  And yes, that sweater is going to take you a while to finish, especially when you keep setting it aside to work on other projects.  Winter is coming!

No discernible sweater progress to show you (shameful, I know), but hey, here's a hat:
 
 Purple stripes - what's not to love?

And here's a pair of mittens...hold the phone - I knitted mittens?  Why yes I did - found a pattern and thought it looked pretty simple, so a quick trip to the yarn store for supplies and bam!

First mitten:
It went well except that after I knitted the cuff, I had to do the entire hand in purl stitch to get the stockinette stitch - for non-knitters, just know that purl is not usually the stitch of choice for an entire piece.  The pattern was written for knit (garter) stitch, and I'm not sure how I managed to get so turned around, but that's part of my adventures when it comes to knitting.

Second Mitten:
This time I had it right and got to knit the entire hand in garter stitch - whew!  It went much faster.  This one is bigger than the other - they have you just measure at certain points, but the OCD knitter in me thinks I will count rows next time so that the gloves are exactly the same size.

Um...I think I might have a problem:
Another mitten...and you can see by the wild, random colors of the yarn that I don't know what each mitten will look like until I'm finished with it. 

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Dear Feral Pigs,

Where have you been?  Years past, we'd see you during a run, so we put you as one of the squares on our Runner's Bingo board...only, this season no one has seen a pig, and there are a lot of people who are waiting for that square to get filled and hit bingo.  Since we're nearing the end of our training, I'm going to take matters into my own hands:
I bought a tiny toy pig, and will place it somewhere along the route next week...hopefully some of our runners will notice it and finally get a bingo!

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Dear Julia,

I like how you got a head start on No Shave November:
 Duck Dynasty Halloween costume - Paco approves!

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Have a great weekend - I'll be back with an AIM post on Monday (holy cow, how is it November already?) and a race recap on Wednesday!

17 comments:

  1. I need to teach the child to knit somehow!
    she has been carrying around TWO BAMBOO SKEWERS and pretending!!!

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  2. Love all of this. I have more knitting projects that are UFOs than I can count, esp. single socks patiently waiting for mates :( Good news is that they will wait as long as it takes. Icing to cupcake ratio cracked me up. Oh - and the striped hat is AWESOME! I'm going to copy that. Have a good w/e Shelley.

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    1. UFOs - love that term. So far I'm trying to make mitten mates as I go.

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  3. LOL at your feral pig substitute. He doesn't look very wild. Maybe you could add a few tusks? I'll have to ask my brother about the feral pig issue.

    Woot! Look at you go on the knitting!! Really? 3 projects at once is too many? Who made that silly rule?

    I love the frosting to cupcake ratio. And LOL'd at your diet blog commentary.

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    1. Haha, knitting rules are made to be broken!

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  4. Feral pigs???? Whoa. That'd definitely be the craziest thing I've seen on a run! I saw chickens on Kauai (and was only mildly worried about wild boars) and have seen a few deer here, but that's pretty much it.

    I love all of your knitting! The striped hat is so cute, and the mittens look warm and cozy :)

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    1. The feral pigs were a little scary the first time I saw them...to be honest, I thought I was seeing things because pigs, really??

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  5. You can keep the frosting, and I'll take the cupcake, thank you very much! That's the first thing I do is wipe off frosting of cakes/cupcakes, etc., otherwise its just way too sweet!

    And does the No Shave November include legs? I might like that then, much to my husbands disgust! :D

    Happy Friday!

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    1. See, the top of the cupcake with all that frosting would be just right for me...sounds like we could split one of these perfectly!

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  6. Well, you're NOT a diet blog, you're a maintenance blog and that's the story I'd stick with!

    I can't believe you have a place called Chocolate Gallery. I would have to practice active avoidance if I lived in Bryan.

    Enjoy your run tomorrow and try not to overdo it!

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    1. Yeah, I was kinda sorry we discovered the Chocolate Gallery, to tell the truch.

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  7. Those cupcakes just made my stomach growl. That would be the proper frosting to cupcake ratio, why did it take someone so long to figure that out?

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  8. Okay, I had to laugh at your reflection in the bakery case in that first picture! :D That's a happy cupcake look!

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    1. I thought it was a pretty telling reflection, lol!

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  9. You are funny! I see your knitting problem. I have way to many cross stitching projects but I don't like working on the same thing everytime and mix it up. I don't think it's a problem if you work on more projects than one.

    No shave november is called Movember here.

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